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shovel (n.)

Old English scofl, sceofol "shovel," related to scufan (see shove (v.)), from Proto-Germanic *skublo (source also of Old Saxon skufla, Swedish skovel, Middle Low German schufle, Middle Dutch shuffel, Dutch schoffel, Old High German scuvala, German Schaufel). Shovel-ready, with reference to construction projects, is attested by 2006.

shovel (v.)

mid-15c., from shovel (n.). Related: Shoveled; shoveling. Compare German schaufeln, verb from noun.

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Definitions of shovel from WordNet
1
shovel (n.)
a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle;
shovel (n.)
the quantity a shovel can hold;
Synonyms: shovelful / spadeful
shovel (n.)
a fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace;
shovel (n.)
a machine for excavating;
Synonyms: power shovel / excavator / digger
2
shovel (v.)
dig with or as if with a shovel;
shovel sand
he shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long
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